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Erie Defense Lawyers

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Erie Criminal Defense Lawyers

When working with Sebald, Hackwelder & Knox, you always come first. Our practice and experience makes us aggressive criminal defense and DUI lawyers, but we also practice in other areas including family lawelder lawreal estate law and personal injury law in Erie, PA and Meadville, PA. Our defense lawyers bring extensive jury trial experience to our practice. Whether you’re facing felony charges in Erie County, dealing with a work injury case in Crawford County or need help with real estate transactions in Warren County, we are here for you.

Best Criminal Lawyers In Erie, PA

If you have been charged with a crime, don’t settle for a court-appointed attorney. You deserve aggressive representation from a trusted criminal defense attorney in Erie County. You can minimize or remove your criminal charges by working with a knowledgeable and experienced criminal attorney at Sebald, Hackwelder, & Knox

Why Choose Us As Your Criminal Defense Attorneys?

We understand this point of your life can be tense, confusing, and frustrating. The best thing you can do after an arrest is immediately set up a free case consultation with our criminal defense attorneys. We have extensive experience in defending clients in court who have been charged with a crime in Erie, PA.  When working with us, you can rest assured knowing that your criminal case is in good hands – no matter what criminal offense charges you are facing.

Featured Practice Areas

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DUI Defense

Impairment charges including: No Refusal, Intoxication Assault, Intoxicated Manslaughter.

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Family Law

Family law cases involving adoption, custody, divorce, guardianship, child support and more.

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Estate Planning

Take the necessary steps to evaluate and complete your estate plan.

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Criminal Defense

Defending individuals against prosecutions for criminal and regulatory offenses.

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Personal Injury

If you or a loved one has been injured from an accident causing serious injuries or death.

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Real Estate

Real estate matters can involve big decisions and even bigger investments.

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Criminal Defense

Defending individuals against prosecutions for criminal and regulatory offenses.

Client Reviews

Brian Boehm
Brian Boehm
2022-10-01
I contacted attorney Sebald in March of 2021 regarding a serious charge/crime. The consultation was very informative, thorough and laid out up front. To cost, the process, possible outcomes, what I need to do, etc. He was very honest and upfront and showed not only he cared about my case, the outcome but about me and my life. In July my bail was $100,000. Thanks to his expertise he got the bail dropped which allowed me to be free. He worked tirelessly and relentlessly on my case for over a year. He was there to answer any question or hear any concerns. I originally had 28 charges and he got them down to 11. Thanks to his dedication, hard work and experience, rather then doing several years in state prison, I got probation, which I was originally told wasn't an option, and gps ankle monitor. I highly recommend and encourage attorney Sebald for your legal matters.
Ed Totleben Jr
Ed Totleben Jr
2022-09-28
Although not requiring legal services myself I was witness to Attorney Doug Sullivan help out a family member. He seems experienced and well versed in the law. He was able to resolve an unfortunate situation and had the charges dropped without a court hearing. A very competent attorney.
Tammy Totleben
Tammy Totleben
2022-09-27
Doug Sullivan knows the law. Although a brief encounter with Attorney Sullivan I would highly recommend anyone that needs help with a criminal case. Got the case dropped and didn't even need to go to court. Thank you Attorney Sullivan!!
Josh Fullerton
Josh Fullerton
2022-09-27
Attorney Sullivan was excellent. I got him last minute and he showed up to my hearing, talked to who he needed to talk to and charges were dropped. He was seems very well versed in the law. He is very competent and confident in his job. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing this kind of help. Thank you.
Michael Reyda
Michael Reyda
2022-09-13
Lawyer Sebald was a perfect choice for my case. He was easy to talk to and very thorough throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of an intense criminal defensive case issue!
David Swineford
David Swineford
2022-09-12
Attorney Sebald helped me with a recent legal situation. His expert advice and guidance was very helpful, he was always prompt with responses to my questions and took the time to ensure my questions were answered fully. Attorney Sebald truly cares for his clients and it shows. If you are looking for the best, look no further.
Noah Rk
Noah Rk
2022-08-24
Great Lawyer!!
Justin Kaliszewski
Justin Kaliszewski
2022-08-22
Hiring Mr.Sebald was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. He helped me out a lot and really kept my mind at ease during this whole process. My case was resolved with the best possible outcome and I would recommend Mr.Sebald to anyone who is innocent and needs someone to have there back. Trying to fight charges alone is not a good idea and hiring the right Attorney is critical. Mr. Sebald is the right Attorney. Highly recommended.
Elizabeth Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson
2022-08-09
I was referred to Steve when I received my 4th (overall) DUI. I was hopeless. He didn’t sugar coat anything for me. He pointed me in the direction of a wonderful therapist (George Dowd) and I worked on my sobriety. I followed Steve’s advice and did everything he asked of me. I wasn’t always great to deal with, but he stuck with me. When it was time for sentencing, I was sentenced to just 10 days incarceration, a period of house arrest and probation. Steve has a great reputation for results and I couldn’t be more pleased. Side note: I am from Warren County. I have also mainted my sobriety after 18 months.